List of candidates standing in Wakefield Council election revealed

The list of candidates standing in this year's Wakefield Council election has been announced.

Monday, 9th April 2018, 11:11 am
Updated Monday, 9th April 2018, 11:16 am
Votes are counted at a previous election.

One seat in each of the district's 21 wards is being contested in the election, which will be held on Thursday, May 3.

A total of 74 candidates will stand across the wards - their names and parties are listed above.

Labour currently hold 53 seats on the council, seven are held by Conservatives, there are two independents and UKIP have one.

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One Conservative, 17 Labour, one UKIP and two independent seats are being contested.